Sample accessible document policy

Sample accessible document policy, including example wording and guidance on what to cover.



If you publish PDFs or other documents on GOV.UK, use this sample accessible document policy to help you write an accessible document policy for your organisation.

Only organisations who publish documents on the main GOV.UK website should publish an accessible document policy. Public sector bodies who have their own website (for example local authorities) should talk about the accessibility of their documents in the accessibility statement for their website.

Published 15 July 2019
Last updated 6 October 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated the sample accessible documents policy to include options for new success criteria in WCAG 2.2.

  2. Added information on which types of documents to check, and added a link to guidance explaining how to check them.

  3. First published.